Anyone else stress out about using all their produce every week? Sometimes it’s a real struggle to remember what you need to use and what’s about to rot! The horror of wasting produce haunts me. Using up our veggies was the motivation for this dinner tonight. The result = so friggin’ delicious.
Thursday is my favorite night of the workweek because I’ve gotten through teaching my dance classes, it’s almost Friday and I can finally just come straight home after work (and the gym) to my husband and my puppy. It’s a fantastic feeling.
Usually on Thursday nights the hubbs and I like to make dinner together. (Or he makes it for me. Fun fact- he’s actually a super good cook).
At the beginning of the week we made a huge-jass batch of pulled pork and now really needed to use it up. Conveniently we also had a zucchini, some mushrooms and 2 bell peppers that were about to go to waste. So duh, we stuffed them!
We used our leftover pulled pork for the protein, but you could easily cook up some chicken breasts and shred them instead. Or go meatless with this recipe, honestly it was hearty enough that you could definitely do that.
Pulled Pork Stuffed Peppers
- 2 large bell peppers
- 1 medium zucchini
- 3 large mushrooms
- 2 Tbsp minced garlic
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 Tbsp fajita seasoning
- 1.5 cups pulled pork (or shredded chicken breast)
- Shredded cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cut tops off of peppers and take out seeds. Place onto baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes. Dice zucchini and mushrooms and saute in pan with olive oil and garlic on medium heat. When veggies are soft add in pulled pork and sprinkle with seasoning. Cook until pork is heated through. Remove peppers from the oven and spoon pork and veggie mixture into peppers. Tops with cheese and place back into oven for about 10 more minutes. Remove when cheese is fully melted and enjoy with your favorite sides.
We also had some roasted sweet potatoes and a super-ripe avocado waiting to be enjoyed so we added those on as sides to our stuffed peppers. Perfection.
I loved this dinner because it was so full of veggies, but I was delightfully full after eating it. The combination of complex carbs (sweet potatoes), hearty veggies and good fats (avocado) made it ultra-satisfying.
Plus lets be honest, everything is better covered in melted cheese.
Don’t you agree?